Seminal Sydney rock band Moving Pictures will land at Twin Towns on Friday 20 May to perform one of a string of shows celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of the band’s multi-platinum debut album Days of Innocence.
Epitomising the 1980s Australian rock sound, the band’s No. 1 debut album Days of Innocence delivered singles like Bustin’ Loose and the oft-covered What About Me?
What About Me?, the band’s first No. 1 single, remained in the Australian charts for six consecutive weeks, won Best Single at the 1982 Countdown Music Awards and was the second highest selling single in Australia that year behind Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger. It also spent 26 weeks in the US Billboard Top 40 charts climbing as high as No. 19.
Italian Anna Oxa recorded a 1983 version in her native language called Senza Di Me. It was also a hit for the first Australian Idol runner-up Shannon Noll who released on his 2003 debut album That’s What I’m Talking About.
Moving Pictures released two more albums, Matinee and The Last Picture Show before parting ways in 1987. A non-album single, Never, was used in two film soundtracks – 1984’s Footloose and 2007’s Hotrod.
In 2011, members including founders Alex Smith and Garry Frost reformed for the 30th anniversary Days of Innocence tour.
The band has since managed to tour almost every year and last year (2015) recorded the album Picture This, featuring acoustic versions of all the hits.
Moving Pictures play Twin Towns Showroom, Friday 20 May at 8.30pm. Tickets are $40.
For bookings phone 1800 014 014 or go to www.twintowns.com.au